Dance by Henri Matisse: Painting and Meditation

July 2, 2020  • Executive Leadership Seminars Department

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Dance, Henri Matisse


Dance by Henri Matisse is a raw depiction of joy, jubilation, and the surrender to physical abandon. Its tri-color scheme unifies beings, heaven, and earth in a rush of movement and harmony — they are separate, but each made brighter and bolder because of its relationship with the other. The hands of the two dancers in the foreground leave a slight gap — an invitation to viewers to join in this dance, an ode to life. How will you dance today?

Brianna Curran, Washington, DC

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